Mobile menu

The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

Alessandro Porretti (b. 1838)

The School of Athens c.1870-80

Engraving | 68.7 x 90.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852530

Your share link is...

  Close

A print reproducing Raphael's fresco of The School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with production details and dedicatee's coat of arms (but without dedication to Wilhelm I of Germany). With bearded head in profile to left in the lower right corner. Annotated in pencil on the back. Described as from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries dated 1874 (Höper 2001). Not in Ruland (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    Alessandro Porretti (b. 1838) (engraver)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Filippo Severati (1819-92) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Aristotle (384-322 BC)
    Diogenes (d. c. 323 BC)
    Euclid (active 300 BC)
    Ptolemy (c. 100-c. 178)
    Zoroaster
    Socrates (469-399 BC)
  • annotation: PF 26. F. [back, lower left corner, in pencil]
  • 68.7 x 90.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-School of Athens
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.189 D.4b(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.40, no.IV, 11 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.382, no.F 2.38